Vondel Prize (Dutch)

The Vondel Prize is a biennial award of €5000 for translation into English of full length Dutch or Flemish language works of literary merit and general interest.

Named after the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century, Joost van den Vondel, the prize was first awarded in 1996 and is sponsored by the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

The joint winners of the 2015 Vondel Prize were Donald Gardner for his translation of In Those Days by Remco Campert (Shoestring Press) and Laura Watkinson for her translation of The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt (Puskin Press).

Important information

  • No unsolicited submissions are accepted.
  • Awards are given once every two years.
  • The next prize will run in 2019 and will be presented in 2020.
  • Entries must be translations from the Dutch into English.